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Aluminium in the building and construction industry

Annie Everill

Annie Everill

As one of the most versatile and widely used metals in modern construction, aluminium offers various benefits that have revolutionised how we build structures. In this blog, we will delve into the various applications of aluminium in construction, from its use in structural elements to its contributions to sustainability and energy efficiency.

Benefits of using aluminium in construction

  • Aluminium is available in a wide range of colours and can also have finishings applied such as powder coating and RAL colours. For renovation projects, this method of finishing is ideal for construction companies as it offers a colour match to the existing framework and creates seamless design.
  • Its long lifespan and simple maintenance means building work and construction projects will last, without the need for care along the way. The components of aluminium stop damage from UV rays and moisture whilst also avoiding, corrosion, rust or weather damage from harsh environments.
  • Aluminium is an excellent material for architectural applications as it’s environmentally friendly and economical. It’s a fully recyclable metal and is a great way for businesses or customers to achieve their eco targets and create a sustainable space.
  • Whether building an office, home or supermarket, insulation is a key factor for any property type. Aluminium has a great thermal insulator and can insulate against both heat and cold, resulting in impressive energy efficiency. Combined with aluminium windows and doors, these buildings can also have limited noise pollution and soundproof features.
  • Unlike steel, aluminium is a lightweight material which makes it easy to fabricate and use. Its strength-to-weight ratio makes aluminium a popular choice, especially for construction projects that require accessibility.
  • It can be formed into many shapes and profiles.
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How is aluminium used in construction?

Aluminium is extensively used in construction throughout the UK for various applications due to its lightweight nature, durability, corrosion resistance, and recyclability. From window frames to the full building structure, here are some ways in which this industry is incorporating the use of aluminium:

  • Windows and doors: Aluminium is a popular choice for window and door frames in commercial and residential buildings due to its strength and slim profile, allowing for larger glass areas and enhanced natural light. Find out more about our selection of aluminium windows and aluminium doors or get in touch with a member of our team with any specific questions.
  • Cladding and roofing: Aluminium composite panels and standing seam aluminium roofing systems are used to clad and roof buildings, offering lightweight, durable, and low-maintenance solutions that enhance both aesthetics and performance.
  • Structural features: Used to create items such as beams, columns, and trusses, aluminum is ideal for efficient design and construction.
  • Interior fittings: Aluminium is also used in the interior space, including staircases, handrails, partitions ad decorative elements. Aluminium can be found in a wide selection of home accessories and will be found both inside and outside the building.
  • Sustainability: With many businesses now focusing on sustainable solutions, aluminium is an environmentally friendly choice for construction projects seeking to reduce carbon footprint and meet sustainability targets.
  • Infrastructure: Aluminium is used in infrastructure projects such as bridges, railings, and barriers due to its corrosion resistance and long-term durability, providing safe and reliable solutions for transportation and public spaces which won’t gett damaged by weather or outdoor pressures.
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Aluminium bending services for businesses across the UK

Aluminium bending specialists provide expertise and services in areas such as aluminium windows and doors, aluminium bending and aluminium section bending.

So if you’re in search of a material that will stand the test of time, aluminium is that material.

If you’re ready to make your purchase, you can use our build-a-quote service to place your order, Or, if you’d like to speak to our team about your project please give us a call on 01623 259173.

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